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Java, Scala & Hadoop Engineer

Boston, MA | Engineering

Job Description

We find our people as innovative as we do our company.

Fun, smart & vibrant people make up ourXu (pronounced "zoo") team! Our collaborative, dynamic & high energy environment makes this the kind of place where people want to work. Our Xu team is looking for additional members:

Software Engineer – Java & Hadoop Engineer

DataXu seeks a highly motivated Java developer to participate in the engineering of DataXu’s automated media decision platform for advertisers utilizing Hadoop and Hbase.   Our core development team is made up of some of the best software engineers in Boston.  If you have a passion for working with large data (Petabytes), this is the job for you!!!


  •  Work with a highly skilled engineering team in all phases of the Agile development process from design to deployment
  • Design, develop, maintain solutions using Hadoop, Hive, Hbase and other similar technologies
  • Work with quality assurance, release engineering and product management to deliver quality software
  • Test, enhance and debug software to produce the required product
  • Must have a passion to learn new technologies


  • 4+ years of software development experience
  • Experience with parallel computing, Hadoop and Map Reduce is a plus, but not strictly required
  • Knowledge of Scala, Hive, Hbase a plus
  • Expert knowledge of Java
  • Experience writing automated tests
  • Experience with Agile design and release methodologies
  • Exposure to large-scale systems development projects, specifically enterprise distributed systems
  • Good understanding of algorithms, data structures, performance optimization techniques, object-oriented programming, multi-threading and real-time programming.
  • Familiarity with UNIX environments (Linux)
  • Strong problem solving and analytical skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • MS/BS in Computer Science (or equivalent experience)


About the Company:

Headquartered in Boston, MA, with offices in New York, Chicago, San Francisco and Europe, DataXu (www.dataxu.com)( Voted Advertising Age’s 2011 #5 Best Place to Work & Named "Top Place to Work in 2011" by Boston Globe) is the only multi-channel digital marketing management (DMM) platform offering real time optimization for display, video, and mobile advertisers. With exceptional growth, DataXu is a private, venture backed company with the resources to make a big impact and the agility to lead revolutionary change in both technology and media.

DataXu is leading a revolution in advertising with the first and only machine learning-based DMM platform: DX3, which makes impression-level decisions in real time, optimizing the creative, consumer and contextual ad choices to help brands acquire more customers for less money. Forrester Research December 2011 report: "The Forrester Wave™: Demand-Side Platforms, Q4 2011," in which DataXu is recognized as a Leader with DX3 ranked as the #1 current offering. http://www.dataxu.com/news/press-releases/forrester-wave-report/

Beyond its technology,

DataXu has developed a trusted reputation for expertly advising and servicing advertisers and media agencies trying to cross the chasm into a data-driven way of working.  DataXu is now expanding those relationships globally.

Benefit Highlights:

  • Medical & Dental Insurance – 100% company paid deductible
  • FSA (Medical, Dependent & Transportation care)
  • Onsite dry cleaning serviceCompany paid weekly catered lunches
  • Innovation Days
  • Generous Employee Referral Program
  • Monthly Employee Recognition Program
  • Free snacks and drinks
  • Friday socials


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